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Today's Opinions

  • Extracurricular programs do help the kids

     A comprehensive review of existing scientific research into the effect of extracurricular on student outcomes was published in Developmental Review in 2012.  

    It reviewed 52 studies published in the previous five years.  There are two things you need to know about academic research. 

    One is that it is hard to explain because there are so many different things or combination of things that could explain a certain outcome.

  • This fire will not be put out very soon

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - The media was present.

    The crowd was large.

    The anticipation was high.

    Some came from the show which is known as Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    Others came to see what was going to happen in the latest whirlwind saga known as Southeast Bullitt Fire Department.

    At the end of the morning, most probably left disappointed.

    With the exception of a minor flare up at the end of the meeting, calmer heads prevailed on this Tuesday morning.

  • Utility rate increase

     The KY Public Service Commission will soon hear a request from LG&E and KU for an increase in electric rates to all customers. LG&E wants to increase rates for natural gas as well. As this increase will induce an overall higher price in the power market, it is likely rural electric systems will pass an increase to their customers. Businesses facing higher costs will increase prices as well.

  • Operation Santa thanks

     Hillview Operation Santa and Community Events Inc. would like to thank the following for their generous donations and support of our program. These contributors and/or supporters made it possible for our organization to assist 400 needy families with food and toys during the holidays:

    Deeley Enterprises/Moby Dick

    Taylor Battery

    Dri-View

    Terry Gollar

    The Bourbon Chase

    The Zoneton Trowell Club

    Caution Light Group

    Blue Lick Truck and Van Parts

    Comstock Bros. Electrical

  • Meatless Solutions

     It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those about our health.

    Although gun violence remains the leading cause of death among young people, our most dangerous weapon is still our fork. Forty-five times as many die of chronic diseases linked to a diet containing animal products, sugar and salt.

    Hardly a month goes by without another study linking consumption of animal products with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. No reputable study has ever shown an opposite result.

  • Mayor says thanks

     To all the wonderful people whom I have had the opportunity to work with over the past 12 years -- thank you.

    We have worked together, argued together, shared our problems and hopes together and established ourselves as a team -- not always in agreement but always together.

  • Children in Flight

     Children in Flight Justin Brandon Mahaffey Golf Outing was a huge success in raising money for education. The golf outing was held on Oct.11 and Children in Flight would like to thank Tanglewood Golf Course, our sponsors, players and donors. We had a great outing this year.

    Thanks to the following for your support: Prewitt & Son Trucking Company for donating golf balls, JoDee Higgins for food donation, Communications Electronic Design for our golf signs.

  • Time arrives to look ahead to next year!!

     The changing of the calendar means new hope.

    It also means new challenges.

    And, in Bullitt County, there will be new people with new hopes facing new challenges.

    The coming year will bring on a new cycle of elected leaders. Some will be experienced veterans. Others will be rookies.

    They will all have dreams and aspirations. And probably a few misconceptions.

    Let’s have a little fun -- in a serious sort of way -- and predict some things that might happen in the next 12 months.